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ACLU files suit against Honolulu over homeless-camp sweeps

September 17, 2015 HONOLULU — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Honolulu, claiming city officials deprived homeless people of food and other belongings during... more »»

Mauna Kea protesters say stone altar was destroyed

September 16, 2015 HONOLULU — People protesting the construction of a giant telescope on a mountain they hold sacred are decrying the destruction of a stone altar they built near the construction site. more »»

Hawaii schools get more air conditioners

September 16, 2015 HONOLULU — Education officials in Hawaii are hoping some portable air conditioners will cool the state’s sweltering classrooms. more »»

Navy to limit sonar, other training in the Pacific

September 15, 2015 HONOLULU — The U.S. more »»

Hawaii County settles 2 civil liberties lawsuits

September 15, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County is settling two American Civil Liberties Union lawsuits by agreeing to change its panhandling laws and stop subjecting prospective county workers to urinalysis screening. more »»

Airline says it flew wrong plane to Oahu

September 15, 2015 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal safety officials are looking into a flight that American Airlines operated to Hawaii using a plane that lacked extra emergency equipment required for long over-water... more »»

Bee swarming could be El Nino effect

September 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Bees have been swarming on Hawaii and experts say warm weather caused by El Nino may be responsible. more »»

Off the grid

September 11, 2015 HONOLULU — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island’s wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that’s not quite... more »»

8 arrested in protest against telescope on Mauna Kea summit

September 10, 2015 HONOLULU — Eight people were detained early Wednesday in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing battle over construction of a giant telescope atop a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacre. more »»

Obama taps Punahou graduate for federal judgeship in Honolulu

September 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced his nomination for a federal judgeship in Honolulu. He’s nominating Clare Connors, a private practice trial attorney. more »»

Costly emergency air transport bills highlight Neighbor Island woes

September 8, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai man is suing his health insurer over a $36,000 air ambulance bill — a case that illustrates the high costs of emergency air transport, which is essential for people living on... more »»

Police: Top of spear missing from statue

September 8, 2015 HILO (AP) — Part of King Kamehameha’s spear is missin. more »»

Study aims to demystify risks from lava flows

September 7, 2015 HILO (AP) — Scientists are studying lava flows in hopes of making such natural phenomena more predictable. more »»

Top UH official kept on payroll after replacement

September 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A former top budget official at the University of Hawaii is still on the school’s payroll nine months after he was replaced, allowing him to qualify for some retirement benefits. more »»

Audit finds Hawaii Health Connector wasted $11 million

September 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Health Connector is being criticized for the second time by the state auditor for wasting taxpayer dollar. more »»

State DOT sues IT firm over contract

September 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation has filed a lawsuit seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from an information technology consulting company that was overseeing a new... more »»

Dr. Beach to give extra credit to no-smoking beaches

September 5, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — After 25 years of ranking beaches, the professor known as “Dr. Beach” is starting his list of best beaches over from scratch in 201. more »»

Honolulu council overrides veto of sit-lie ban

September 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is expanding its ban on sitting and lying down in public to more pedestrian malls, despite Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto. more »»

U.S. officials mark 70th anniversary of WWII’s official end

September 3, 2015 PEARL HARBOR (AP) — U.S. officials and veterans gathered on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end. “It was not about retributio. more »»

Woman acquitted in attack

August 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman charged with second-degree attempted murder for attacking another woman with her car has been acquitted due to mental illness. more »»



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